Friday 7th October 2016
Friday 7th October 2016
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Roald Dahl, Author
All three teams won their fixtures against Fairfield this week with some exceptional individual and team performances.
The Under 8s ended 9-4 with the opposition unable to handle the pace and guile of players like Edward M (x4 tries) and Alfie A (x2 tries). It was a super team effort with tries also shared between Isaac P, Stuart H and James S. All the team did really well and enjoyed their first competitive fixture.
Under 9s A team saw out a narrow victory 10-9.
The Under 9B team and they won 10-9, in a closely-fought contest. We played 7 a side in the first half and the tries followed each free pass in succession, with some excellent running and spatial awareness from both teams. We were losing 6-5 at half time as we attempted some quite ineffective tackling. Having discussed the need to tackle low, rather than at shoulder height(!) we were far more effective as a unit in the second half and thus we managed to inch ahead in the dying minutes. The outstanding ‘MOTM’ was Fred L., whose ability to run at the opposition, to find space and to time tackles to perfection was a joy to see. Verroshan A. supported well, in his role as captain for the day. Saketh C. scored 2, with Matthew M (who was was a little star – fearless in the tackle and willing to give his all) and Mandip L. adding one each. Rafe R. responded well once instructed. I was impressed by the maturity in general. The Y4’s seem to have grown up overnight; they listened well and responded superbly to reminders. It was a pleasure to be with them.
The Year 4 Tag team defeated Ockbrook school 9 tries to 6
It was our first cross country race of the season on Saturday at Berry Hill Park Mansfield and our very first Co-ed event. Phoebe F competed as a year 5 in the U11 girls race and finished a superb 4th place out of over 100 runners. In the U11 boys race, Jake G led from start to finish to win by over 10 seconds, a superb run. The boys team finished 2nd on the day with two more races in November and December.
For the 2nd week in a row, Year 5 have been superstars this week, particularly 5S (but by a very small margin!).
They were asked to produce a pupil-led lesson to celebrate languages, and theirs were really excellent, with almost everyone bringing in something to share or talk about from food, presentations, national clothing and more.
Congratulations to Samuel G who works hard in all areas of the curriculum, is polite, well-mannered and listens carefully to others.
Congratulations to Nathan C for his History homework which was fabulous. He had to come up with a wartime weekly meal plan using his rations, so he spoke to his Great Aunt who had lived through rationing and wrote down what she had eaten during the war. He also brought in a wartime recipe that he had found.